Copyright Act (consolidated text of February 15, 1999)

Year of Version:1999
Date of Text (Enacted):November 11, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Cultural Expressions
The notification by Estonia to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Act is valid to disclosed and undisclosed information.
The Act, together with the subsequent amendments, contains provisions on the protection and enforcement of copyright and related rights. It sets forth certain additional remedies applicable in the case of disputes involving intellectual property right infringements.
The Act also contains specific rules on representation of the right holders where a performing rights society exists and defines the concept of copyright and pirated copy.'

This consolidated version of the Copyright Act (RT I 1992, 49, 615) incorporates all the amendments up to Act RT I 1999, 10, 156 ('the amending Act'), which was passed on January 21, 1999, published in Part I of Riigi Teataja (abbreviated to RT I, i.e. the State Gazette) and came in force on February 15, 1999.
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